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Meet the team 2018-02-21T20:57:57+00:00

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Jason Elias

Jason joined the recruitment industry in 1999 after practising as a lawyer with Baker & McKenzie in Sydney. Shortly after, he started his own firm, which has just celebrated its 18 year anniversary. He focuses on professional legal placements across Australia and overseas for law firms, corporate and not-for-profit organisations.

Jason is a Fellow of the peak recruitment industry body RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association). He is actively involved in the recruitment industry and was elected to sit on the global Board of Directors of the world’s largest recruitment network – NPA Worldwide.

Jason is admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and Bachelor of Laws from UNSW. He also speaks French and Indonesian.

Karolina Slaby

Senior Consultant

Karolina started her career in recruitment in 2003 for a variety of roles including temporary, contract and permanent. Holding a Bachelor of Business with a major in Entrepreneurial Leadership, Karolina prides herself on the high level of customer service she provides to both clients and candidates alike.

She started her recruitment career in Vancouver, Canada as an in-house recruiter for high volume clerical staff. Karolina then moved to large International recruitment agency where she recruited for administrative and accounts roles winning many recruitment awards along the way. After her transfer to Sydney, Australia she worked for a boutique recruitment agency recruiting for roles in operations, clerical support, accounts and management. Most recently Karolina has worked at an educational institution, one of her main responsibilities being recruiting recruiters and sales staff.

Currently Karolina is a Senior Consultant at Elias Recruitment working alongside Jason Elias recruiting for a variety of roles from legal support to lawyers and CEO’s.

Paige De Losa


After practising as a lawyer in Newcastle for over 10 years, Paige joined Elias Recruitment in 2016. She studied law in Newcastle and has worked in both a national firm and boutique local firms, practising in diverse areas of law. More recently, Paige has worked as a lecturer at The University of Newcastle.

Paige is committed to providing a high level of professional legal recruitment to the Newcastle region and beyond. She draws on her knowledge of the region, coupled with her contacts within the legal profession to achieve outstanding results for clients.

Paige is admitted as a legal practitioner in NSW and also holds a Bachelor of Business from Charles Sturt University. Paige is also a director of Learned Friends Professional Education, an organisation that conducts legal conferences around the world.

Rebecca Cowie

Senior Consultant

Rebecca began her recruitment career in 2001 with Hays Personnel, Sydney following a career as a Travel Agent with Flight Centre. She has 10 years experience recruiting across a variety of disciplines and is well regarded as a Generalist Recruiter in the Brisbane and Sydney markets.

Industries she has recruited for include: Accounting and Finance, Credit and Collections, Engineering (Recruiting Expats to Papua New Guinea) and most recently Sales and Marketing professionals in the Technology space nationally.

Currently, Rebecca is a Senior Consultant at Elias Recruitment working with Jason Elias recruiting a variety of roles in the legal profession.

Katy Clements

Senior Consultant

With over ten years’ experience as a Legal Recruiter, Katy has developed an impressive knowledge of the market across Australia, and is considered a specialist recruiter in the legal sector by many clients and candidates.

A strategic thinker, Katy enjoys helping her clients solve their staffing challenges through strong relationships, innovative solutions and thoughtful candidate care.  She bases her consulting approach on relationships founded on trust, honesty and transparency.  As a result, she delivers outstanding hiring outcomes for both clients and candidates.

Katy is passionate about her role and is dedicated to providing and delivering an exceptional service to both clients and candidates.

Val Pitt


Val Pitt is a consultant for Elias Recruitment.  She is an entrepreneur and the startup founder for a legal support bureau which she began 22 years ago and grew it into a national organisation with over 150 employees and subsequently sold in 2014.

Most people have no trouble dreaming of a better life, a better business or a better world. This was more than a dream to Val  – it became a clear, feasible vision. Carrying this vision to completion, against all odds, is how she defines success.  She continues to work on creating a better world.

After 22 years of running a successful business, she is excited to be working with Elias Recruitment as her passion for searching and placing the right people in the right roles can now be truly fulfilled.

She will draw on her knowledge of the legal industry and her drive to find the right people for your business – from support to “C” level.